Israel To Receive New Airport

Aviation International News » October 2011
October 2, 2011, 9:45 PM

The Israeli ministry of tourism announced plans for the construction of a new international airport scheduled to open in 2014. Located in Timna, near the southern seaside resort town of Eilat, the new $422 million facility will replace two existing airports in the region and will offer a light rail system directly into Eilat. The airport–which is expected to spark a 300-percent increase in tourism to the area–will be named after Israel’s first astronaut, the late Ilan Ramon, who perished when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on atmospheric re-entry in 2003.

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